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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When a random page blown from a novel describes in exact detail the events leading up to a tragic car crash, Michael Sewell is in a race against time to find the book before his family find out the terrifying truth.

Following a tragic car accident, Michael Sewell is alone for the first time. The loss of his wife, Margaret, after thirty years of marriage has left a hole fa
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published January 15th 2015 by Troubador
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Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one genuinely entertained me. It isn't a story to blow you away but it is well written. Not an awful lot happens but the atmosphere at times is tangible. Michael, the main character in the story, is just SO unlikeable and yet recognisable to many people probably. It was a refreshing change from a lot of the stuff I've read recently too. I reckon I'll try his newest book when I get the chance. It's one I would recommend to anyone who likes to look at somewhat out of the ordinary books. ...more
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Intriguing and addictive, book 2 of 3.

My genre is romance, I can probably count on one hand the books I've read which have not had romance in them, this I knew would be one of them but the synopsis was so intriguing I just couldn't say no.
I struggled at first with the writing style it seemed a bit abrupt and impersonal, but this I'm sure is more down to me and the romantic books I usually read. It didn't take long for me to settle in and I was glued I just couldn't see how it was all going to co
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has been sitting on my Kindle since, well, I can't even remember when I downloaded it. I'm not entirely sure what took me so long as it's a cracking read.

A truly vile 'I'm so much more important that YOU are' main character becomes unsettled when a solitary page from a book flutters into his path. Its contents are not as easy to dismiss, unlike the people in his life, but the partial story practically mirrors a significant recent event in his life and and he becomes increasingly unsett
Liz Barnsley
I loved “The Radio” so was looking forward to this one – it was a really excellent read, quite the page turner (yes I know!) and beautifully done.

It is a fun book to read as you try to work out just what is going to happen, peppered with clues and with some truly fascinating characters you will love to hate to love. As Michael takes us on a journey through his life and tries to track down the rest of this book that happens to be scarily accurate, it is a beautifully drawn mystery thriller that w
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Page is unlike anything that I've read before. Primarily a thriller, it's also a dark and witty tale, with possibly one of the most obnoxious and quite cruel lead characters that I've ever come across.

Michael is holidaying alone. Margaret, his wife of over thirty years was killed in a car accident a few months ago and his daughter Jane arranged this trip to Spain for him. Michael has always been in control, he has always made all of the decisions. Life for him has been one where everyone aro
Sheila North
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
"The Page" by M Jonathan Lee

While a sequel to M Jonathan Lee's previous novel, “The Radio”, I read “The Page” as a stand-alone novel, and it worked very well as such.

Assuming you believe that single-mindedness and sheer graft are admirable qualities, then they are the only ones that fictional anti-hero Michael Sewell appears to possess. His wife Margaret, while under Michael's thumb, comes across as a much gentler and kinder character. It doesn't give the story away to say that Margaret dies qu
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love a good mystery, thriller type of book... and this was no doubt a dang good one! The way the author told the story was remarkable! The characters are realistic. The plot is like none other. The main character will have you wanting a gun to end his mess of creation! At least that's my thoughts... But this book will have you wanting more, it will have you turning the pages and restless sleep till you finish. This is the first I have read of this author and now I NEED to have more!

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Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well written - the suspense part of this novel was very well done! The characters had very distinct and memorable identities which was a major plus.

My only problem with the story was that I felt there were quite a few loose ends. I keep wanting to know what was after the part of the story described on the page. The ending left me hanging a bit too.

I also wanted to reach through the pages of this book and choke Michael...and seriously, how did his family put up with his garbage? I don't believe I
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most enjoyable, and main character was interesting to say the least. Hope to read more by this author.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favourite by this author story-wise, but the writing is so detailed and of his usual high standard. He creates a main character that I would never want to meet! Can't wait for the final story of the trilogy, and to see how the two stories cleverly intertwine. ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: could-not-finish
I kept trying to get into the story, but the author's insistence on including details of dress and decor not in any way connected/important to the story ("she put on a fashionable skirt from ______"...."the bedroom had been redone in an array of colors that everyone liked"...). This is common enough in popular writing (and indeed the Russians and Germans of the early 20th century would have considered anything less than a full page describing someone's dress sacrilege), but for some reason it pu ...more
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama
Wow, Michael, the main character, is a douche. But he's one that you slowly begin to understand. The amount of sympathy felt for the other characters is really well done. Feelings of sympathy for Jane especially are prominent.

What I guess I'm trying to say is that, the characters are deep, they're all broken people with their own motivations and character flaws, and that is awesome. the only reason for a non-5 star review is that the ending felt rushed and incomplete. I want to know about the b
Andrew Webber
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a deliciously nasty character Michael is in 'The Page'. A truly awful human being whose character has left a trail of destruction behind him, mainly within his own family but toddlers and holiday makers are all seen as fair game. The writer's precise prose enable a vivid picture of each scene to form in the reader's head and makes for a very easy style to digest, making for a fast-paced and very enjoyable read. Well worth picking up. ...more
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
You intensely dislike the main character when you read this book. I was just waiting for him to get his come uppance so that I could have a feeling of satisfaction.
That didn't happen but the end left me wanting to read more. I will definitely read the third book in this trilogy, I really hope it has a satisfying end
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting but unfinished...

I really enjoyed the detail of the presentation of the character's feelings. I felt there was not enough exploration of the story towards the end for both Michael and Jane.
Looking forward to reading Mr. Lee's next.
Paul Quinn
Considering just how unlikeable the main character is I was surprised by just how much I wanted to finish this book.
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in no time and really enjoyed it but the end didn't resolve the key issue of the page from the novel. Perhaps the third book will do that. ...more
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M Jonathan Lee is a nationally shortlisted author who was born Yorkshire where he still lives today with twins, James and Annabel.

His debut novel, The Radio was shortlisted for The Novel Prize 2012. He has spoken in schools, colleges, prisons and universities about creative writing and storytelling and appeared at various literary festivals including Sheffield’s Off the Shelf and Doncaster’s Turn

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